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Tuesday was the day Jeremy Corbyn unveiled the Labour party’s election manifesto, which promises an expansion of a free childcare, a rise in income tax and billions for schools and the NHS. Have you registered to vote yet?
New (sort of) Brand Alert: the swimwear brand Réard Paris – whose founder Louis Réard launched the first ever bikini at the Piscine Molitor in 1946 – is relaunching for summer 2017. The brand itself offers a fresh perspective on the brand’s heritage, the signature look clean and precise lines forming a strong yet playful silhouette.
“Today, the word bikini is found in the everyday language. Réard’s influence has been huge, all you need to do is look on the internet and you’ll see that the Bikini is everywhere. Réard holds a strong position and stands as an innovative brand and thus has a place to take in the market. We are going to work on building the link that once was between the word Bikini and Réard, ensuring that we are once again known as the original bikini!” commented creative director Céline Adler – who hails from none other than Chloé. “Louis Réard was himself a feminist in some ways as he fully supported the emancipation of women and, as such, created a product which liberated them. I am very moved and deeply touched to be a part of this adventure.”
L’Oréal Paris has announced their new spokesperson: Elle Fanning, who soon will be gracing our screens and billboards – along with the likes of Blake Lively and Cheryl Cole – promising us that ‘we are, indeed, worth it’. “Excited does not even begin to describe how thrilled I am,” she enthused in a statement from the brand.
The fashion pack have come together to create a charity auction most definitely worth your attention. Havaianas, in aid of Women For Women International, have enlisted a group of fashion elite to create a bespoke fashion piece incorporating the flip-flop. Names such as Naomi Campbell, Charlotte Olympia, Arizona Muse, Manolo Blanik, Mary Katrantzou and Nicholas Kirkwood have submitted embellished, embroidered and/or platform pieces to the auction, which takes place on July 1. “I called all of my friends who all came together to support and design these amazing creations and I’m so grateful to all of them,” gushed Kastani – the curator of the project. If you fancy bagging yourself a highly fancy flip-flop whilst supporting a brilliant cause, then head to Havaianas.com come July.
Lucinda Chambers has announced that she will be stepping down as Fashion Director of British Vogue come the summer, bringing her 36-year career-span at the publication to a close. “Lucinda has been the most wonderful creative collaborator, as well as friend, throughout my whole editorship,” commented Alexandra Shulman. “She has produced many of the most influential and inspiring fashion shoots in the world during her time as fashion director of this magazine as well as a huge number of our most remarkable covers. It is impossible to overstate her vision, commitment, imagination and her ability to bring the best out of teams that work with her. I, like her many admirers, will be excited to see what she produces in her next chapter.”